It is nearly one month after Shannon celebrated her first birthday and I am still in love with the details and how this cake came together. When Amanda, Shannon’s mother, contacted me about creating a carousel cake for her daughter’s first birthday, she said that …
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I have three children. Three male children, to be exact, and I love it. Life is crazy at our house and it seems that the minute after I pick something up off of the floor, there is already something new to take its place. Can you say monster trucks?
As with most parents, I quickly fell into calling my boys nicknames. I seem to prefer “Buddy” and “Bud” for all three of them. Occasionally, I will use a unique nickname for each of them, but more often than not, it’s “Bud.” And on the rare (ha!) occasions that I need to let them know that I mean business, I bust out the first AND middle names. On a side note, a few months ago, there was a solid week where my three year old referred to my five year old by his first and middle names. Apparently, I meant a lot of business that week…
During the baby years for each of my children, I would occasionally call them “Little Man.” I’m not sure why it never translated to the toddler and preschool years–maybe it just feels more appropriate for a baby. Therefore, when I was asked to make cookies and cake for a Little Man themed first birthday party, I was very excited.
The neckties, the bowties, the moustaches, the suspenders– it’s just adorable! Mom and Dad chose a teal, gray, black, and white color scheme, so those colors were used across the three items. These cookies were all unique. No two were exactly the same!
The cake was almond flavored with a truly swoon worthy raspberry buttercream filling. The outside is covered with vanilla buttercream and fondant accents in the gray, teal, and black party colors.
The Little Man’s smash cake was a festive funfetti with vanilla buttercream and a fun piping design on the side. It was topped with a black fondant moustache to bring the whole theme together.
I was so happy to see pictures of the birthday boy in his buttercream covered glory and to know that this family had a fantastic time celebrating a special little boy’s first year of life!